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News for Marion Regional Career Center


Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Regional Career Center’s Cyber Security and Technology Academy is pleased to announce a partnership with Afena Federal Credit Union to offer students real-life work experience. 

Students in the program have been selected to serve internships at Afena’s north and south citywide locations to provide assistance in several different areas ranging from technology to accounting. 

“With every new school year comes the promise of a new beginning: new academic subjects, new teachers, new classmates, new friends, and, of course, new opportunities to learn, grow, and develop,” said Dr. Travis Hueston, instructor for the MRCC Cyber Security and Technology Academy. “This is just another example of our commitment to providing our students the opportunity to serve the community in which they live and work, while at the same time providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills so that they can pursue jobs that contribute to the economy.”

This is the second year Afena has offered an internship to a high school student, and the results were fantastic for the credit union, the student and the school last year.

“Mr. Hueston does an amazing job with his students, working hard to prepare them for real world experiences,” Karen Madry, president and chief executive officer of Afena, said. “We believe this is a natural fit, and we will continue to build upon the lessons they have been taught through the MRCC program.”

Afena hopes this partnership will provide the students with the experience they need to succeed as they journey beyond high school. In addition, they hope to open students’ eyes to the career opportunities that exist in Marion.

“We are fortunate to have this opportunity to work with an eager group of students who want to showcase their talents” Madry said.

MRCC Director Mike Ripperger said this opportunity is in full alignment with the career center’s mission.

“One of MRCC’s goals is to offer every student an opportunity to earn real-life work experience. Partnering with Afena gives our students a chance to earn that experience” he said. “Afena joins many other citywide sites as an internship host to the students at Marion Regional Career Center.”

MRCC's excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or Mr. Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News The first issue of our new MRCC newsletter, Monthly Memo, is now available! 

This month's newsletter features our Culinary Arts program and the Giant Bistro. Check it out:
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News With a generous donation of service from the Amazon Web Services Education Program, students in the Marion Regional Career Center’s Information Technology Academy class will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning environment using Amazon Web Services. Career-based learning opportunities include artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, machine learning, website building, and serverless computing.

“This is just another example of the dedication of the Marion Regional Career Center and specifically this program to challenge our students and to prepare them for the information technology workforce after graduation,” said Travis Hueston, program coordinator. “Technology is changing at a rate that is tough to keep up with. We strive to allow the students to learn and interact with this changing technology as part of our ongoing effort to provide our students real-world experience.”

Hueston, Indiana’s 2018 National ACT College and Career Readiness Award winner, said that students in the program can earn up to 12 college credits per year and can have the opportunity to earn numerous certifications in areas ranging from computer programming to ethical hacking.

MRCC's excellent career prep and advanced college opportunities are one of the reasons Marion High School is a state leader in college and career readiness. MRCC programs are available to students from schools around the county as well. Anyone interested in taking MRCC classes should contact their high school counselor or Mr. Nate McNeely for more information at (765) 664-9091.
Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Giant Arts in the Park is a social event you won’t want to miss. At 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, come out and enjoy good company, a beautiful setting (the Gardens at Matter Park), and great entertainment from the Marion Community Schools music programs, along with food for sale to benefit the MHS Bands.


In addition, the Marion High School Alumni Association will again be holding an auction to raise funds for the Giant Dreams Endowment and also direct support of Marion Community Schools. (www.biddingowl.com/mhsalum). There will also be MHS yearbooks from past years for sale the night of the event.

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Posted: by Patricia Gibson, Communications Director
News Blog Category - News Marion Community Schools’ onsite registration is next week. All new students (K-12) and their families wanting to enroll should plan to attend. In addition, any returning student/family who needs computer access or other assistance should attend during these times as well.

Onsite registration will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at Marion High School, 750 W. 26th St. (This will be the location for registration for all MCS schools, K-12. Staff from all school buildings will be available on those days at Marion High School.) Please enter at Door 4 on the northeast corner of the building. Parking is available in the parking lot on the east side of the building. Please do not park in the circle off 26th Street. 

Those with students who are new to MCS should plan to provide needed documentation and information, including proof of residence (such as a recent utility bill with your name and address), and the name and contact information for the school your student most recently attended, along with any health/allergy information.

Those with returning students will need to review information including contact numbers, address, transportation options, assistance requests, etc., and update if needed.

Textbook fees and deposits can also be paid at the on-site registration days (where you can avoid the online payment processing fee).

A note for students registering for classes at Marion Regional Career Center: MHS students will register for MRCC classes during the regular registration process outlined above. Sending school students will complete their registration after the start of school, in conjunction with their school counselor and MRCC staff.

The online registration system will again be available for families with students who were enrolled at an MCS school last year, including Little Giants Preschool students who will be in kindergarten this year, as well as any families who attended Kindergarten Roundup in the spring. A link and instructions will be provided in the Enrollment section of our website once online registration is open. (Computer access and assistance with passwords or other issues will be available at Marion High School during onsite registration days.)

For more information about MCS enrollment, including school supply lists and the school year calendar, click here.